Elgato HD60 Announced, Will Capture Gameplay At 60 FPS


With the advent of Youtube allowing 60 FPS streaming in the future, it looks like gaming capture technology will have to follow in order to broadcast as such a high frame rate. It looks like Elgato will be answering the call, as the company has announced the creation of the Elgato Game Capture HD60. Available for shipping later this month, you can pre-order the device for $179.95, while the regular Elgato Game Capture device (with PS3 and other previous-gen capture capabilities) will cost $149.95. The HD60 also work on the Wii U, which is one of the more reliable sources of 60 FPS gameplay right now, if the leaked Best Buy flyer was real.

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The Elgato HD60 also comes with several great features, including a Flashback Recording feature that lets you hit record retroactively during the moment in gameplay you want to begin capture. Plus, you can livestream content to Twitch, Youtube or Ustream using Stream command, which lets you also add a webcam, overlay and stream layout on the fly with Stream Command, a new feature coming to both main Elgato game capture devices.

When comparing the Elgato HD60 with its game capture predecessor, the dimensions also reflect improvement. The newer version is just 0.75 inches thick and weighs just 106 grams, a near 25% reduction in both regards over the Elgato Game Capture HD. Still, with PS3 support now gone due to its HDMI-only outlet, make sure you know what you’re purchasing and if it’s right for what you plan to capture.

Additionally, here are the system requirements for the PC or Mac device that the capture will stream to:

  • PC: Windows 7 (or later), 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port
  • Mac: OS X 10.9 (or later), 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port
  • Game Capture HD60: 2nd generation Intel Core i5 CPU
    (i5-2xxx or comparable)
  • Game Capture HD: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (or comparable)
  • Stream Command: 2nd generation Intel Core i7 CPU
    (i7-2xxx or comparable) Windows 7 or later;

Stream Command for Mac coming soon.

The Elgato HD60 will become available worldwide on August 18th. Check out the announcement video below.


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